'''Vassar College''' ( ) is a private, coeducational
, Liberal arts colleges in the United States|liberal arts college
in the town of Poughkeepsie (town), New York|Poughkeepsie
, New York (state)|New York
, in the United States. Founded in 1861 by Matthew Vassar
, it was the first degree-granting institution of higher education for women in the United States. It became coeducational in 1969, and now has a gender ratio at the national average. The school is one of the historic Seven Sisters (colleges)|Seven Sisters
, the first elite female colleges in the U.S., and has a historic relationship with Yale University
, which suggested a merger with the college before coeducation at both institutions.
The college offers Bachelor of Arts|B.A.
degrees in more than 50 majors and features a flexible curriculum designed to promote a breadth of studies. Student groups at the college include theater and comedy organizations, a cappella groups,...